ABU DHABI SUBMISSION FIGHTING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
The ADCC Submission Fighting Circuit is world-wide represented by the ADCC World Comitee who leads and controls the discipline, menaging the activities of the whole Circuit:
ADCC World Comitee
President: H.H. Sheik Tahnoon
Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
From the second edition in 1999, the ADCC World Championship has been considered, from the sector operators, a real World Championship for Submission and for all wrestling styles in general, (many consider it also the Wrestling Styles Olympics): in one solo year the fame of the event has grown together with the level of the athlets and the number of nations rappresented.
The great attraction of comparing to different disciplines, the perfect organization of the event and the technical level of partecipants, as well as the rich prize money have marked its success worldwide and in few years, we assist at a fast and surprising diffusion of the discipline in all over the world with tournements and competitions in all continents.
editions of years 2000 and 2001 declare its popolarity: the
fast diffusion of the discipline and the highest importance acquired by the
event, as well as the willness to extend the prominence of the tournement,
urged the organization committee into transforming the event from annual to
biennial and into organizing it in different continents by rotation,
to confer a more international relevance. In
that period qualification competitions and official national selections were
organized in the countries where the discipline was more popular (Usa,
Brasil, Japan and Scandinavia). Consequently the finals in 2003 and 2005
were respectively in San Paolo (Brasil) and Los Angeles (USA).
A further evolution: the tournement born as competition by card opens to the whole world becoming a real and concrete world circuit made by a net of tournements and championships for continental and national qualifications. On the same wave of this important innovation, after one year of planning and tasks, the ADCC European Commission is officialized at the beginning of 2006, together with ADCC Europe directed by Marko Leisten: to represent the ADCC circuit in Italy Filippo Leone is called and elected President and coordinator of the ADCC Italy Committee.
The ADCC World Committee controls and regulates the discipline in all continents through the national Committees. It has also decided to:
Today ADCC is the most important and world renowned Circuit of Submission and of Wrestling in general: to have a victory in ADCC marked in the curriculum is for any MMA athlets, wrestlers or fighters a title of prestige!